Medical Dictionary: Preeclamptic toxemia
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Preeclamptic toxemia: Another name for Preeclampsia.
Preeclamptic toxemia (condition): High blood pressure problems in second half of pregnancy.
Preeclamptic toxemia (condition): Any type of high blood pressure occuring during pregnancy is a type of "gestational hypertension". Preeclampsia is severe high blood pressure during pregnancy, and eclampsia is very severe pregnancy gestational hypertension leading to seizures.
Preeclamptic toxemia: Preeclampsia is a condition that
typically starts after the 20th week of pregnancy and is related to increased
blood pressure and protein in the mother's urine (as a result of kidney
problems). Preeclampsia affects the placenta, and it can affect the mother's
kidney, liver, and brain. When preeclampsia causes seizures, the condition is
known as eclampsia--the second leading cause of maternal death in the U.S.
Preeclampsia is also a leading cause of fetal complications, which include low
birth weight, premature birth, and stillbirth. 1
More information on medical condition: Preeclampsia:
- Introduction: Preeclampsia
- Basic Summary for Preeclampsia
- Risk Factors for Preeclampsia
- Symptoms of Preeclampsia
- Complications of Preeclampsia
- Diagnostic Tests for Preeclampsia
- Misdiagnosis of Preeclampsia
- Treatments for Preeclampsia
- Prevention of Preeclampsia
1. excerpt from High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: NHLBI
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